NFL looks like it's going to move draft to May
Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:04 PM
Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:38 PM
I think NFL front office wants to move NFL draft to a period which they can affect ratings more.
I think the NFLPA wants to oppose anything NFL wants on matter of principle (principle being "pay us or no").
If free agency period and June 1 date are not moved I think it is a bad idea.
Maybe good for some rookies since their schools are still in session and they will miss less OTAs but they could just move the OTAs dates.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:41 PM
Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:42 PM
Bigger ratings=More money, and that's what it's all about.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:54 PM
Seems like it penalizes teams with new coaches, or rookie QBs. Less OTAs and reps for everyone.
Edited by I_want_2_BILL_Lieve, 20 May 2013 - 02:56 PM.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:02 PM
bingo. nothing to do with football.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:03 PM
Why not start it the same day, then do a pick-a-day until the first round is over?
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:05 PM
Seriously, that would get the most ratings possible, right? One every day in May.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:06 PM
I mean, it almost seems idiocracy-esque. But you think ESPN/NFLN could blow 30 minutes in the lead-up to, and an analysis of every first round pick? You bet your ass they could!
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:08 PM
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:32 PM
Not necessarily. Both draft shows are on cable networks, where sweeps aren't that important.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:38 PM
Change to get more time to evaluate rookies seems like an excuse.
However, this change to May is all about monies.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:47 PM
Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:06 PM
Seriously, I don't know how I feel about it. The draft is in the last week of April, are we talking end of May or just a couple fo days into the month? I only see the rookies as the only ones really affected by this decision.
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